caging vs birding by Yuan Changming (Lucent Dreaming Issue 11)

Due to limited control of our formatting on posts, the formatting of the following poem is incorrect.

     I am a cage, in search of a bird. — Kafka

Wherever my mind flies, it is still
Confined
Tightly to this world, this very cage of
Sensory & imaginative c e l l s

In other words, I is the cage, while
The whole universe am a bird


Yuan Changming edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include twelve Pushcart nominations & chapbooks (most recently LIMERENCE) besides appearances in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17), PoetryDaily & BestNewPoemsOnline, among others. Yuan was nominated and served on the jury for Canada’s National Magazine Award (poetry category). Currently, Yuan is working on his first novel Edening.

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